Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Diamond Standard: HOPKINS® Telescopes and Sheaths for Optimal Vision

KARL STORZ HOPKINS® telescopes are considered to be the best arthroscopes in the industry. The diverse product range covers all arthroscopic interventions while the unique rod lens system ensures excellent image quality with optimal brightness, contrast and detail properties.

The product range includes all well-established angles of view in arthroscopy:
• 0° • 30° • 70°

Arthroscopes with diameters ranging from 1 mm to 4 mm leave nothing to be desired. A selection of sheaths with various locking mechanisms, which are co-ordinated with HOPKINS® telescopes, ensures the safe locking of the telescope in the sheath.

EndoCAMeleon® with Variable Direction of View

A Revolution in Imaging

ENDOCAMELEON® ARTHRO is a multidirectional arthroscope that combines the existing HOPKINS® technology with a variable direction of view. This guarantees optimal image quality with ideal visualization. The desired direction of view can be adjusted between 15° and 90° during surgery.
The ENDOCAMELEON® is particularly beneficial for working in tight joint spaces as the all-round view has been greatly enhanced.

Special Features:

  • HOPKINS® telescope with unique rod lens system for optimal brightness and contrast
  • Easy-to-use adjusting knob selects the desired direction of view (15° to 90°)
  • Better visualization of difficult-to-reach anatomical structures
  • Time-saving as portal changeover is reduced

Even More Precise Hip Arthroscopy

Perfect results thanks to new aimer and optimized instruments

As a pioneer in hip arthroscopy, we deliver the first aimer offering horizontal triangulation. In addition to standard vertical triangulation, this allows faster and more precise portal placement.

KARL STORZ also provides sharper knives for the capsule and labrum that save costs thanks to their reusability. These knives allow a minimally invasive incision of the joint capsule in the portal zone and are able to detach the acetabular labrum at the bony rim from the periphery to the center.

The new KARL STORZ suture forceps for hip arthroscopy features an even more stable tip and is designed for atraumatic work. An optimized suture grasper allows safe grasping of the suture thanks to the instrument geometry. The extra long foreign body forceps (a working length of 22 cm) makes it easier to access all areas. And the extra stable microfracture chisel with 90° curve adds the final touch to your instrument set.

Reach a greater level of surgical precision – with KARL STORZ instruments.

Techniques for Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

A Portfolio for all Demands

Products and techniques that set a new standard in established arthroscopic knee surgery were successfully developed in collaboration with well-known orthopedic specialists and trauma surgeons.

The versatile product range for anatomically correct reconstruction of the cruciate ligaments includes instruments for both the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.

Special Features:

  • Graft harvesting and preparation: Offers optimal harvesting and preparation of all common grafts
  • Tunnel placement: A large selection of aimers, drills and dilators ensures efficient tunnel placement
  • Tibial and femoral fixation systems: Interference screws manufactured from ultramodern materials as well as fixation buttons made of titanium for femoral and tibial anchorage ensure excellent long-term results and patient satisfaction

Unique: Minimally Invasive Quadriceps Tendon

For Reconstruction of the Cruciate Ligaments and MPFL

The quadriceps tendon is used in cruciate ligament revision surgery and, more and more frequently, for the primary reconstruction of the anterior (ACL) and posterior (PCL) cruciate ligaments. The quadriceps tendon has also emerged as an ideal graft source for the reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL).

A special tendon harvesting system was designed to provide fast, safe and atraumatic tendon harvesting, featuring the following properties:

  • Reproducible technique
  • Easy and safe subcutaneous tendon harvesting
  • Defined harvesting depth
  • Attractive cosmetic results

The instrument set also enables quadriceps tendon harvesting for the anatomical reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). One of the benefits of this technique is that the patella remains free of implant fixations and drill tunnels.


SilCut® PRO Punches for Precise Interventions

Unique Hygiene Concept for Easy and Efficient Instrument Cleaning

The hand instruments in the SILCUT® PRO product line set new standards in arthroscopic resection. Furthermore, KARL STORZ CLEANFIT® offers a cleaning concept that is yet another groundbreaking feature for hand instruments in arthroscopy.

SILCUT® PRO instruments stand out thanks to their precision, sharpness and perfect ergonomic design. The product range includes punches for large and small joints. In addition, the grasping forceps from the SILGRASP® PRO Line supplement this portfolio.

All demands of arthroscopic precision instruments kept in mind during the design and construction of the SILCUT® PRO range:

  • Utmost precision thanks to an extremely flat profile
  • Optimal cleaning thanks to integrated LUER-connector
  • Optimized functional and ergonomic design

KLT – Knee Laxity Tester

Precise Measurement of the Stability of the Knee Joint

The Knee Laxity Tester (KLT) was developed to allow fast, straightforward, and reproducible instrumented stability testing. It meets the requirements for quantifying the drawer movement. The tester offers the following advantages:

  • Rapid and easy calibration (zero calibration)
  • Exact and fast measurement process
  • High accuracy (± 0.1 mm)

Four important clinical tests can be performed with the KLT:
1. Lachman test
2. Spontaneous posterior drawer test in 90° flexion
3. Fixed posterior drawer test
4. Anterior drawer test in 90° Flexion

SHOULDER PRO® suture forceps

Effective Suture Management in Shoulder Arthroscopy

The new suture forceps expands the familiar SHOULDER PRO® line to offer the surgeon a wide range of instruments for successful and targeted soft tissue perforation. This results in optimized suture management in reconstructive surgery for the rotator cuff and shoulder instability.

TARPUN SHOULDER PRO® suture forceps

  • Easy and atraumatic penetration of soft tissue with the sharp and extremely slender upward-opening jaws
  • Simplified suture grasping thanks to hook integrated in the jaw

FETCHER SHOULDER PRO® suture forceps

  • Efficient grasping of the suture anchor, without twisting the suture forceps, thanks to downward-opening jaws and large aperture angle
  • Best possible and atraumatic tissue handling thanks to the extremely slender design of the curved jaw with an upward pointing instrument tip
  • Available with straight jaws as well as jaws curved to the left and right

SilGrasp® PRO Suture Graspers

Effective Suture Management in Shoulder Arthroscopy

The new suture graspers expand the product portfolio for shoulder arthroscopy to enable successful suture ­management in reconstructive surgery for the rotator cuff and shoulder instability.

SILGRASP® PRO suture graspers

  • Enables the grasping of suture material and soft tissue thanks to the slender, serrated and atraumatic jaws
  • Reliable suture transportation thanks to special jaw design that prevents the suture from slipping out, even under strong traction
  • Also suitable for knee arthroscopy

SILGRASP® PRO curved suture graspers

  • Easier to grasp sutures that run parallel to the instrument thanks to jaws curved to the left or right
  • Simplified suture grasping due to jaws with large aperture angle

New Basic Instruments for Wrist Arthroscopy

Laying the Foundations for Precise and Efficient Work in Hand Surgery

As an anatomically small structure, the hand places great demands on instrument precision in wrist arthroscopy.

The arthroscopy and accessory sets from KARL STORZ are optimized to the demands of wrist arthroscopy.

Special Features:

  • Brilliant visualization with KARL STORZ HOPKINS® arthroscopes, even in tight joint spaces
  • Successful work on structures thanks to the extremely flat jaws of the SILCUT® PRO line
  • The arthroscopy set is supplemented by an accessory set with standard instruments that are essential for precise wrist arthroscopy

VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Hand and Plastic Surgery

The VITOM® 3D system provides many surgical disciplines with a revolutionary solution for the visualization of microsurgical and open surgical interventions. Application possibilities are similar to that of the operating microscope. The most important functions are controlled via the IMAGE1 PILOT which is mounted to the OR table in close proximity to the surgeon.

  • Smaller, lighter and more compact than an operating microscope
  • Lower acquisition costs and creates synergistic effects with endoscopy by using the same video tower – thus combining the benefits of endoscopy and microscopy
  • Ergonomic work – the user is not confined to the eyepiece
  • Improved workflow – the OR team can view the procedure in the same image quality as the surgeon

ENDOMAT® SELECT – Meets Your Exact Requirements

ENDOMAT® SELECT for arthroscopy is a roller pump that regulates the irrigation of fluids according to the latest standards. ENDOMAT® SELECT for arthroscopy communicates effectively with the KARL STORZ shaver unit UNIDRIVE® S III Arthro. It also regulates the pressure and the flow rate to provide optimal imaging while maintaining joint distension. An optional feature is the BOOST mode that can be activated at any time. This provides temporary increase in pressure and irrigation inside the joint in order to stop bleeding.

ENDOMAT® SELECT has been designed as an interdisciplinary pump. Depending on individual preferences, the pump can be equipped with various software packages so that the unit can be used for either individual or multiple disciplines.

Benefits at a glance:

  • User-friendly interface and simple handling thanks to tubing set for single hand control
  • Rapid communication with the shaver unit
  • Safe use thanks to tubing set recognition
  • Seamless integration into existing systems
  • Optional software allows further applications to be added at any time

Rectangular Bone Tunnels for ACL Reconstruction

Tunnel Placement for Enhanced Anatomic Footprint Coverage

The actual anatomy of the cruciate ligament insertion site gave rise to the idea of developing a system that supplements the quadriceps tendon-harvesting set and that enables the creation of rectangular bone canals for the femur and tibia.

Special Features:

  • Optimized for using the quadriceps tendon
  • Rectangular rasps and dilators for creating anatomical bone tunnels
  • Tibial aimer for the creation of rectangular bone tunnels